Mahila Kisan Divas was celebrated on 16th Oct, 2017 as per the directives received from ICAR, New Delhi.
Dr. P G Patil, Director of the Institute, in his address emphasized the role played by women in enhancing agriculture sector of our country. He lauded their contribution on and off the agricultural field since the pre-vedic era. He pointed out that women actively participate in home-grown agri-businesses. Government of India has decided to celebrate 15th October every year as an awareness campaign across the nation to sensitize women agriculturists about their health, education, equality rights and adoption of modern farming to empower them in the mainstream agriculture, He appreciated that this is a great initiative and hopefully this campaign will bring about fulfillment of the government's goal of doubling the income of farmers by 2022 with the help of competent women farmers and it will lead the country towards its second Green Revolution.
The senior administrative officer, scientists and other staff members also expressed their views towards the upliftment of women farmers through innovative ways.